Asheville Marathon grows, split across two days
By Kelly Doty
WLOS — BILTMORE ESTATE, N.C. — Hundreds of runners took part in the Asheville MarathonSunday morning at Biltmore Estate.
This is the fourth year marathoners have toured the entire Biltmore grounds.
The race drew attention from across the country, with more than 2,000 runners gathering to participate.
Because so many runners signed up, race organizers spread the half and full marathons over two days.
“This year they split it up because they had such a draw of people wanting to come,” Conrad Shirk, race volunteer, said. “In fact, the half marathon was sold out in November they told me, but they did not sell out the full marathon. But there’s a lot of people wanting to come out here and run and see the Biltmore”
This was a Boston Marathon qualifier race.
The top three finishers overall came in under three hours.